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Full text of "Muscle Shoals Baptist Association Minutes 1899"

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SAMFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 

SJAMfO'RD V.My'E'RSI'iy 
Birmingham, Alabama 



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TTT. 

OF THE 

EIGHTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 

Of THE 

Muscle Shoals Baptist Association, 

HELt> WITH 

Okolona Baptist Church, 

LAWRENCE COUNTY, ALABAMA,^ 
Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th, and Oct. 1st, 1899. 

@ffl09T8. 

Eld. W. T. Cobbs, Moderator, New Decatur, Ala. 

Eld. Jos. Shackelford, Clerk, ^ Trinity, Ala. 

W. D. Quinn, Treasurer, S ... .Moulton, Ala. 

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A. W. Bailey, Frank Oaruth, J. M. Shoemaker, 

J. N. Bragg, H. B. Irwin, J. H. Wear, 

J. T. Wallace, J. G. Orr, J. C. Tidwell, 

Dr. J. M. Kitchens, Jourdan White, J A. Walker. 

W.TX Irwin, Treasurer. 

Board of JffinistoTialQd'aoation, ^ooatur. 

J. Gunn, O. F. Wright, Jos. Shackelford, J. A. ThomaBon, 
J. G. Orr, 0. T. Burt, Tobe Williams. 

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HARTSELLE, ALABAMA. 

Thr Alabama Enquirer Print, 

1899. 



MINUTES. 



The delegates from the churches comprising the Eightieth An- 
nual Session of the Mubolb Shoals Association of Baptists, con- 
vened with the Okolona Baptist Church, Lawrence county, Ala., 
on Thursday, September 28th, 1899, at 11, a. m. 

Eld. Jos. Shackelford preached the Introductory Sermon; text, 
1st Timothy, 8 : 16 : Subjectr-"The Church of Christ." 

After the sermon there was an intermission of one hour. Prayer 
by Eld. F. C. David. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association assembled at the appointed time. The religious 
services were conducted by Elder R. L. Quiun, after which the for- 
mer Moderator, Elder W. T. Cobbs, called the Association to order. 
Elder Jos. Shackelford, the former Clerk, took his place at the 
Clerk's table. The Moderator appointed Bros. J. E. Weaver, J. I. 
Stockton and A. W. Briscoe, as Reading Clerks. 

The letters from the churches were then read and names of del- 
egates enrolled as follows : 

Bother ■ W. R. UWKPOfc 

Bethany — Letter— no delegate** 
Central, New Decatur— O. F. Wright. 
Center Grove— W. H . Smith, J. A. Crawford. 
Danville— Job. Shackelford, J. L. Riohey. 
Enon— J. T.Wallace, P. N. McMillon, J. M. West. 
Fal k vi He— W. 1 . Cohbs. 

Gum Spring (L)— W. H. Mnrton. W. T. Zil 1, J. T. Randolph. 
Harmony— W. W. Tucker, Clarence Gilespie, J no. S. Ho well. 
Hopewell — Letter— no delegates. 
Hillsboro— J. 8. Nelson. 
Hartselle— F. C. David, J. D. M cClananan, 
Lebanon— W. H. Jnnkins, 
Macedonia (M)— W. R. Brothers. 
Macedo nia (L>— L. C Cbenauit. 
aToutton— T.V. Shoemaker, J . C.Bragg. 
Moulton Heights— C. C Salt. 

ML Hope— E. J. Barksdale, J. S. Gibson, B. B. Little. 
Mt. Zion (L)— C. C. Willis, John L. Riohey. 
' Mt. NebofL)— J.W.fiortnn. 
Mt. Ptsgab— G. H. Hughes, R. B. Day. 
New Hope— J. W. Horton, J. R. •ni^frntuw. 
New Friendship— W. S. Wright, John Widener. 



New Centre— J. H. Holloway, Henry Blankena'hip. 

New Decatur, 1st— L)r. Win. McMillon, Lutner McMillon. 

Okolca— G. W. Bond, J. D. Hagood, L.O. Stubbs. 

Pleasant Grove — D. Montgomery, J,. I. Churchwell. 

Bussellville— A. W. Briscoe. J. M. Ormond, C, G. Lynch. 

Bocky Creek— J. P. Scruggs. 

Salem— T. P. Key, James Pickens. 

Sonierville— J. E. Weaver. 

Shady Grove— J. W. Livingston, J.W. Waldrop, 

Pleasant Hill (M)— A. G. Stewart. 

Ti wn Creek— B, T. Wear, B, L Qninn, L. A. Wear. 

Tr nity — J . I. Stockton, W. M. Jolly. 
The following churches were not represented either by delegates 
or letter : Bellview, Blue Springs, Cave Springs, Decatur, 1st ; 
friendship, Gum Spring (M), Darlington, Union Grove, Mt. Zion 
(M), Mt. Nebo (M), New Prospect, Prospect, Pleasant Hill (M). 

Th following members of the Executive Board were present, 
who re ex-officio members of the Association ; H. B. Irwin, W. 
D. Ir ,/in, Jourdan White, J. G. Orr, and J. N. Bragg. 

The letters having been read, the Moderator announced that 
the delegates whose names were enrolled would proceed to prepare 
their ballots for Moderator and Clerk of the Association ; and he 
appointed Bros. H. B. Trwinand R. B. Day, as tellers to hold the 
•lection. 

During the counting of the votes, the brethren sang a few hymns. 
The tellers announced, as the result of the election, that Elder 
W. T. Cobbs was elected Moderator, and Elder Jos. Shackelford, 
Caerk. 

The Moderator returned his thanks to the brethren for the honor 
conferred and asked their assistance in the discharge of his duties 
as presiding officer. 

On Motion of Bro. F. C. David, a committee on the Ministers' 
Institute Work was appointed, consisting of Brethren F. C* David, 
J. I. Stockton, and A. W. Briscoe. 

Grater of Business, 

On motion, the order of business, as printed in the minutes of 
last year, was made the order of business for this session. 
. The Moderator announced the following Chairmen of standing 
committees in the place of those absent : On Temperance, J. T, 
Richey ; on Foreign Missions, R. T. Wear. 

There were no petitionary letters. 

The following brethren were appointed on committees as follows *. 

Finance Committee — H. B. Irwin, G. H. Hughes, J. G. Orr* • 

Devotional Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of Okolona church, 
*nd Brethren R. B. Day and Win. Jolly. ■ . y 



5 

@or r &s pondon t a . 

Eld. J. R. Nesmith was received as a correspondent from Colbert 
Association. Bro. J. W. Sandlin representing the State Board of 
Missions. 

Bro. J. M. Roberts, of Colbert Association, and Eld. J. tJ. Cross- 
lin, of Waco, Texas, accepted the invitation made to visiting 
brethren to ta*ke seats with us. 

On motion, the Association adjourned until 9, a. m. to-morrow. 
Prayer by Eld. J. R. Nesmith. 



SECOND DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. 

Friday, September 29, 1899. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment. The devotional 
exercises were conducted by Bro. J. L. Richey. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The Moderator announced the appointment of the following 
brethren to fill vacancies on standing committees : 

Associational Missions— W. C. Wright, Willis Brothers, J. S. 
Howel. 

Foreign Missions— R. T. Wear, C. C. Hall. 

Orphan's Home — A. W. Briscoe, J. S. Gibson. 

Temperance — J. L. Richey, C. G. Lynch. 

He also announced the following committees : 

State of Religion— J. O. A. Pace, W. H. Murton, J. M. West. 

Deceaeed Ministers— J. E. Weaver, ^R. B. Day, J. T. Wallace. 

Documents— J. R. Blackman, W. H. Junkins, J. W. Livingston. 

ft,9port of Board of trustees. 

The report of the Board of Trustees of the North Alabama Bap- 
tist Collegiate Institute and Normal School was read by the Clerk. 
On motion of Bro. C» G. Lynch, the report on education was also 
read, and on motion to adopt, the two reports were discussed by 
Bros, Jos. Shackelford, C. G. Lynch and J. P. Scruggs. On motion 
of Bro. R. T. Wear, the subject of Ministerial Education was taken 
up in connection with the two reports already read and discussed, 
and the report on Ministerial Education was' read by Bro. E. J. 
Barksdale; also, the report of the Board of Ministerial Education 
was read with the report of the Treasurer of that Board. The 
whole subject of education was now before the Association, em- 
bracing the school at Mountain View, Education, Ministerial and 
otherwise, and the Board of Ministerial Education. Different 
phases of the subject were discussed by the following brethren : 



L. A. Wear, F. C. David, O. G. Lynch, J. S. Gibson, and J. I. 
Stockton. 

Bro. "Jos. Shackelford explained about the debt of the Board of 
Ministerial Education, and took up pledges for Ministerial Edu- 
cation. The entire subject was postponed until the afternoon 
session. . 

The Moderator announced the following 

Committee on Nominations— E. J. Barksdale, O. F. Wright and 
J D. McClanahan. 

On motion, adjourned for 1± hours. Prayer by Bro. Crosslin. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Che Association met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Bro. 
J. M. Roberts, of Colbert Association. 

JD«Zay«c& faettera. 

Delayed letters were read and names of delegates enrolled. (See 
lift of delegates, Central, (New Decatur) and Pleasant Grove 
c' arches.) 

The subject of education was then taken up and the following 

report adopted. 

Sohool at Jffovntain "JJiaiO. 

Following is the report of the Board of Trustees of the School at 
Mountain View, near Trinity, Morgan county, Alabama: 

T the Muscle Shoals Association : 

Dear Brethren : — Since your last session, quite a disaster has 
b, fallen our school. Qn last Christmas the school building was 
burned ; everything in it was consumed, except an organ, one 
stove and some chairs, belonging to the two Literary Societies. 
r j he remainder of the session was taught in the Baptist Church and 
1 asonic Hall in Danville. Our enrollment last session was 81. 
I would have been much larger had we not met with this disaster, 
as we had the promise of more students after the holidays. The 
citizens of Danville did not think they were able to replace the 
building, or to contribute to its rebuilding. The Board of Trustees 
had several offers made to them to remove the school. Finally it 
was decided to remove the Institution and the Board accepted the 
oit'er made by the citizens of Trinity and surrounding neighbor- 
hood, which was a subscription of about. 12 acres of land, and a 
school building worth, perhaps, three or four hundred dollars, and 
about $800 in money and work. 

In June, last, the school was located at Mountain View, near 
Trinitv, Morgan county, Ala. It is a most eligible location, on a 
i ountain, with pure air and pure water, convenient to the railroad 



and within six miles of the Decatur*. 1H 

The old school building, formerly the Grange Hall; which was 
donated by Bro. J. Gunn, with three acres of land, has been thor- 
oughly repaired and painted, and is now a handsome and comfort- 
able building. 

The school was opened on the 11th of September, with an enroll- 
ment of 44. We expect this to increase very soon. It will take 
all the money contributed by the people of Trinity and vicinity to 
pay for repairs of the old building, with the additions necessary to 
be made, and to buy school desks. The building which we are now 
using for school purposes, we design making a chapel and in order 
to make our school a success, we must erect a school building prop- 
er, and also, a boarding house. The building we propose to erect 
will cost at least $2,600, perhaps $3,000. The boarding 
house will cost at . least $2,000. With a total cost of $5,000 
we can put up these buildings. The Baptist of North Ala- 
bama can surely contribute this amount for such a laudable pur- 
pose. The Board of Trustees presents this matter to vour honora- 
ble body, and most respectfully request you to give it your serious 
consideration. This school can be made an instrument of great 
usefulness if the Baptists will rally' around it and' give it their 
patronage and their contributions. Muscle Shoals Association 
ought to take special interest in this school. It is within her 
bounds. We ought to get at least $2,000 of the $5,000 needed 
from the Baptists of this Association. The Board has appointed 
Rev. J. I. Stockton as an agent, to raise this money, who has the 
authority to appoint sub agents in each of the three associations. 
We trust that you will kindly receive him and contribute liberal- 
ly to this cause. 

The Board calls the attention of the Association to the fact that 
the time of three of the Trustees, elected by you, expires with this 
session and it will be necessary to fill their places, either by their 
re-election or the selection of others. The names of these Trustees 
are A. W. Bailey, Dr. John P. Hodges and A. L. Moody. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Jos. bHACKBLFOBD, Sec'y. J. G.Orr, President of Board. 

R&port on Qduoation. 

Your Committee on Education report as follow*: 
The spirit of education is abroad in the land. There «re more 
educational institutions now in our country than there has ever 
been before. Our common schools are increasing in number and 
in efficiency because we have a larger number of efficient teachers, 
schools for higher education are also more numerous than they 
were ten years ago. If young men and young women are not edu- 
cated now it will not be because the facilities for giving an educa- 
tion are wanting. The boy or girl that does not get an education 






s 

in this age will be left behind in the world's progress and they may 
expect nothing else than to be "hewers of wood and drawers of 
water to their mere fortunate fellows who have prepared them- 
selves for the exigencies of life by securing an education. It is 
important for our children to have an education, but it is far more 
important that they have the right kind of an education. Schools 
that so A o ily to improve the mind and give but little attention to 
the training of the heart and the moral character, are of tyut little 
worth. Christians should have Christian schools. It is all impor- 
tant that our children should be taught that to "Love God and 
keep His comman lments is the whole duty of man." This includes 
the teaching of tht word of God, and the moral law which that word 
cont litis; and fhL can only be consistently done in a Christian 
school. Baptists should have Baptist schools ; not that they may 
teach their peculiar doctrines in them, but because they throw 
around their children that influence which will tend to make them 
moral and, also, believers in our doctrines. 

Denominational schools are necessary to preserve our denomina- 
tional character and call forth our denominational pride. The 
Baptists have ever been the friends and patrons of education. The 
Universities and Colleges in the-United States that have been built 
up a nd supported by Baptists are witnesses of this truth. Almost 
every state has one or 1; ore Universities or Colleges that have 
been founded by Baptists. The existence of these institutions of 
learning shows that our people in the past have thought on this 
subject. They would not have spent so much money in building 
up the 86 ing :tn ions of learning if they had not thought them a 
necessity, and that they would be productive of great good. If 
these Baptist schools were necessary then, they are necessary now. 
State schools can never fill their place. If we need Baptist Colleges 
we also need Baptist High Schools, which are auxiliary to the 
colleges. 

Your committee would especially call the attention of this Asso- 
ciation to a Baptist school in your midst, and which belongs in part 
to this Association. We refer to the North Alabama Baptist Col- 
legiate Institute and Normal School, now located at Mountain 
View; near Trinity. This is the only Baptist school in the Ten- 
nessee River valley. It should be supported by the Baptists of 
North Alabama. It has met with reverses; its buildings at Dan- 
ville, where it was formerly located, were burned last Winter. It 
is now at a neW home ; not such, however, as it needs ; not such as 
the Baptists can give it if they will open their hearts and their 
purses to the call of the Trustees of this school for help to build a 
new house. If this school is not just 'such as you would have it, 
you can make it so by sending your boys and girls to it to be educa- 
ted, and by contributing liberally to build such houses as the school 
needs, and to purchase such apparatus as will enable it to compete 



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with other schools. This school is most eligibly located, both as 
to convenience of access, and as to health. We would most ear- 
nestly urge the brethren and sisters of this Association to patron- 
ize this school, and also to contribute of their means to enable the 
Board of Trustees to build. 

We would also recommend to our people, Howard College, at 
East Lake, and the Judson, at Marion, as Baptist Institutions 
worthy of their patronage. Both of these Institutions belong to 
the Baptist State Convention of Alabama. Recently, we rejoice 
to say, both of them have been relieved from oppressive debts by 
the lil.erality of Alabama Baptists. They are without endow- 
ment and have to be sustained by the patronage which they re- 
ceive. We believe that they should be patronized by Baptists in 
preference to the State schools. If Baptisis do not patronize their 
own institutions, how can they be sustained? We cannot expect 
those not Baptists to do it. We owe it to ourselves and to these 
institutions which we, as a denomination, have founded, to give 
them a hearty support. If we, as Baptists, fail to foster these 
schools; if we fail to stand by them, and permit them to go down 
for want of patronage, we will be guilty of a great wrong to them, 
and will bring disgrace and shame upon the Baptist name. 

xJut we look for better things from our people. Let us, as an 
Association, rally around our school at Mountain View; let us 
send our boys and girls there to be educated, and let us help to put 
up a good school building and dormitories and make it a school that 
shall be second to none of its grade in the State. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Jos. Shackelford, ) rv»« «.«**«»*» 
J. S. GibsonJ 1 Committee. 

J2«£ori of Board of Jffinistarial Qduoation. 

Dear Brethren :— Your Board of Ministerial Education has had 
as beneficiaries, during the past year, Bros. A. W. Briscoe and J. 
L. Richey, both of whom attended pur school at Danville, during 
the pa«t session. Owing to the fact that they did not enter the 
school for sometime after the session commenced, they did not 
quite complete their course in that school and did not graduate. 
The Board appropriated $75.00 to Bro. J. L. Richey and $75.00 to 
Bro. A. W. Briscoe. The amount pledged at the last Association 
and paid in at the Association was $139.52, but as there were some 
old pledges not sent up, and some churches did not pledge, but 
were in the habit of paying something to this fund, it was thought 
that we could safely rely on $150.00, so we appropriated that 
amount to these two brethren. The churches, however have not 
paid their pledges promptly and money has failed to come in from 
sources that we fully expected that it would come. The result is, 



that for the first time the present Board has to report a debt. It 
owes Bro. Richey $79.05, and Bro. A. W. Briscoe $48.77. There is 
also an additional amount of $8.74 due by Bro. Richey to parties 
who furnished him with necessaries, expecting that the Board 
would pay it. Last year your Board appropriated $100 to Bro. 
Richey, but most of this was paid out of funds collected at the last 
Association and some collected since. The small amount raised at 
our last association for ministerial education, and the failure of 
many churches to send up their pledges, accounts for the deficit. 
It will take at least $100 to pay the Board out of debt, in addition 
to what we may reasonably expect the churches to send up to this 
Association in cash for ministerial education. It will take fully $100 
to support a young minister at school for one nine months session. 
In addition to this, the Association expected to pay one-half of 
his regular tuition. The teachers ought not to be expected to give 
all the tuition. Inp.iying Bros. Richey and Briscoe we have made 
no allowance for one-half of their tuition, which the Board of 
Trustees of the Baptist Collegiate Institute asks us to pay, but we 
include it in the $100 of indebtedness, and leave the matter with 
the Association. 

The Board has no application for assistance from any young 
minister. 

The report of the Treasurer is herewith presented as a part of 
this report, which will show the amounts collected and expended. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Jos. Shackelford, Sec'y. J. G. Orb, President. 

Report of ^ Teas, of ^oard of Jffinisterial Qduoation. 

Jos. Shackelford, Treasurer, 

In Account with Board of Ministerial Education. 

1898. Dr. 

Sept. 28. To balance on hand $ 97 

Sept. 30, To Cash from R. L. Quinn 2 50 

Sept. 30, " " Moulton Sundav School 2 50 

Sept. 30, " " G. H. Hughes, 1.00; Sim Orr, 1.00. 2 00 
Sept. 30, " " Frank Orr, 1.00; 

Hat Collection at Ass'n, 3.77 4 77 
Sept. 30, " " J. A. Thomason, 5.00; 

Cen. Ch., N. Decatur 10.00. . . 15 00 

Oct. 18, " f W. D. Irwin, Treas. Ass'n 3498 

Dec. 1, " " Wm. Childs, 1.00; W. W. 

Orr, for Hopewell church, 1.00 2 00 

" "* Miss Minnie Orr .. 100 

t 

Amount forwarded 65.72 



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TREASURER'S REPORT, [Continued.] 
1899. Dk. 

To Amount Brought Forward $ 65.72 

Feb'y. 1, To Cash from Cen. Church and S. S., New Decatur 10 00 

March — M " Hopewell church, in provisions 4 00 

Mar. 13, " " Moulton church and S. S 7 00 

Mar: 15, " " Jos. Shackelford, pledge 5 00 

April 13, " " Town Creek Church and 8. S 10 20 

April 12, u " Mt, HopeCh. 2.50; 

Macedonia, (F) 2.65 5 15 

April If, " " Hillsboro church 3 37 

May 14, " " RussellvilleS. S 5 00 

" " First Church, New Decatur 5 00 

July — " " Danville church, per J. Shackelford. 5 00 

Total 125.44 

Balance due Treasurer .- . . 2.68 

^ .$128.12 

1898. Cb. 

Sept, 30, By Am't, Paid A. W. Briscoe .$ 5 00 

Oct, 14, " " J. L. Richey, per Freeman 1115 

Oct, 14, '« " J. L. Richev .5 00 

Oct, 14, " " A. W. Briscoe, board 14 34 

Nov. 23, " »' A. W. Briscoe , 3 00 

1899. 

Feb- 4, " "J. L. Richey, per J. G. Orr . . . . : 12 40 

Feb. 4, " " J LRichey 400 

Feb. 4, " " AW Briscoe, board 6 00 

Mar. 13, " «• J LRichey, provisions, Hopewell . . 4 00 

Mar. 14, "' ■" JLRiche'v 5 €0 

Mar. 14, " " J L Richev, meal 70 

April 14, " :»• J L Richev 5 00 

May 6, » i " J L Richey 2 00 

May 19, ** " JL Richev 5 00 

May 23, " fc J L Richev, per J G Orr 5 15 

May 23, " "AW Briscoe, board 13 13 

** "AW Briscoe, board 2 00 

" li for postage 25 

" " A W Briscoe, board 5 00 

" u Rollins, for wood . 5 00 

May 19, * " A W Briscoe, board 15 00 

Total $128.12 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Jos. Shackelfoud, Treasurer. 



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After the adoption of the above reports, Bro. O. G. Lynch took 
the floor and earnestly urged the Association to pay the debt of the 
Board of Ministerial Education, and called for pledges^ to be paid 
within 30 days. The following churches, through their delegates 
responded, and also the following brethren and sisters. Many of 
them paid and are so marked. 

pledges and Collections 
For Debt of the Board op Ministerial Education. 



Russellville church $5 00 

Trinity church paid 5 00 

Mt. Hope, per J 8 Gibson. 2 50 

Liberty church 2 00 

Enon church 2 00 



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Bethany church . "... paid 

Town Creek church u 

Mt. Pisgah church " 

C. G. Lynch " 

T. Campbell " 

Jos. Saint u 

Rev. G. L. Crow '• 

J. W. Horton u 

Lebanon church " 

R L Quinn 

Hartselle church 

J L Nesmith 

Phill Lynch 

O F Wright. 

J P Scruggs " 

J JChurchwell "100 

Mrs. Alice Simpson, pd. 50c 1 00 
Mt. Zion Ch., old pledge, pd. 3 00 

J S Gibson 50 

Mt. Zion, by W H Richey . 1 00 

Broadus Pace " 25 

Bethel church 2 00 

J W Owen l 100 



$47. 2E 



Shady Grove church . pai 

Rock Creek 

Central, New Decatur 

Moulton Heights 

Hillsboro church 

First Church, Decatur, 

Harmony 

J C Bragg... 

J M Roberts 

C Gillespie 

J E Weaver 

MHGolden 

J W Horton 

JO A Pace 

A W Briscoe 

Mrs. Mat Lynch 

Mrs. E A Quinn 

Mrs. Hellen Lynch .... 

E J Barksdale. 

J W Sandlin 

W T Cobb 

RBDay .-...: 

WH Richey 

Collections 

A Y Stewart 

Sister Reed 

HBIrwin 

Sister Stubbs 



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$36.97 



Total $84.22, of which amount $59.50 has been paid and marked 
so, a part of which hag been paid since the Association. 

The churches and brethren who have not paid when the manu- 
script of the minutes goes to the printer will pleate send on their 
money and they will be reported'at the next Association aa pai 1. 

Clerk. 



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j&Udges for Jffinisterial Qdvcation. 

FOR NEXT YEAR. 

Center Grove . . 

Moulton church $ 1 00 

Town Creek '.'.'.'.'.'..'. .' 10 °° 

Harmony church ^ W 

Mt. Hope. . 2 00 

Mt. Zion .. 5 00 

2 00 

1 Otal <69K Of 

This amount cannot support a young minister at sVhnnl' tJ fu 
churches that did not pledge will inform the Serr^frv nf k i th % 

except to pay half of the tuition of some youn?min?ster hmg 

^solutions. 

The following preamble and resolutions, with reference to «,« 
Collegiate Institute, at Mountain View, was offered by El d FO 
David, and unanimously adopted. y a " *' U 

To the Baptist of the Muscle Shoals Association • 

Whereas, the board of trustees has removed the Shool to iSiS? 
SgSSi fc^Je^K:^' ^-« -nt° an Tht 
Whereas, the crying need now, is help, therefore, 

SD?ed£v V ^ we come 

speedily and liberally to the support of the North Alabama B»nH«* 
Collegiate Institute and Normal School. Dama * a P fclsi 

with Eld r at T W 4n^f ribU > e «° it8 ^d^ftmd, and that together 
K »o5nf i T' • Sto ? kton > lts financial agent, let each and all of us 

£ M&^^~^ a large and hand80me buUdi »" 

R«£or* on J%ini$U T ial Qdvoation. 

Your Committee begs to submit the following • 
-by reference to the minutes of the previous seasion H nf f h- k~a 
we find that the brethren appointed to prepare «S IS ^ 
portaat subject have taken tL utmost s SSTtoffi^JSS 2" 
guments as they deemed necessary to enlighten and «? a nf."r f" 



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It occurs i-o the minds of your committee, brethren, that the ar- 
guments produced in this Association, at stated times for more 
than fifty years, by some of the most pious, the most self-sacrific- 
ing, the most learned and devout servants of God, that perhaps, 
ever labored within the bounds of the Muscle Shoals association, 
and many of whom have passed to their rewards on high ; many 
still surviving, are so overwhelmingly convincing as to our duty in 
this respect, that this association and all the churches that com- 
pose it might rise up as with the voice of one man, confess that 
we knew our duty but did it not. Would not this be a good time 
to take the admonition of the Apostle Paul to the church at Rome, 
found in 12th Romans, where he said: "I beseech you, therefore, 
brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a 
living sacrifice wholly acceptable unto God which is your reasonable 
service. And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed 
by the renewing of your minds, that ye may prove whit is that 
good and acceptable and perfect will of God." We recommend 
that we have such a renewing of our minds here to-day — that all 
the messengers present, together with the pastors of the churches, 
do resolve that we will do the best we can for this cause whilst 
here and will return home determined to co-opperate with our 
pastors in securing the hearty co-operation of all the membership 
in giving aid to this grand work. 

In case we do this in faithfulness, we believe that such an offer- 
ing will be carried up to the next meeting of this body as will be 
acceptable and well pleasing to God, and such an one in amount 
as, perhaps, this Association has never received at any one session 
in all the years gone by. We see no reason why this Association 
should feel discouraged or tired of this good work. It is true not 
so much has been done as could have been, or should have been 
done, yet, when we take into consideration the number of young 
ministers who have already been greatly benefitted through this 
means and are now efficient servants of God, many of them preach- 
ing the gospel of Christ with power within our own bounds, and 
not only this, but we turn our eyes to Trinity. There we see an 
institution of learning, established by the Muscle Shoals Associa- 
tidn and two other bodies, directed and controlled by their own 
authority, under the supervision of one of our own servants, who 
in every sense in heart is identified with her best interest, and for 
a number of years consecrated himself to the service of God with- 
in the bounds of this Association ; and as an educator he, perhaps, 
stands second to no one within our knowledge. 

Brethren, is not the picture before us beautiful enough to en- 
list the pride and admiration of every member of this body ; that so 
much has been done tending to the glorifying of God and advanc- 
ing his cause in our bounds? May this Association never feel sat- 
isfied until.the Baptist Collegiate Institute, at Mountain view, is 



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?^W^^rt a ta,f#S -?elothedwith all nee 
learning and ready at aH times to £™ m T Ut as an institution of 
servants who woufd seek he'^nTinXucSo'n. "* ° ne ° f G ° d '' 

iiespeetf ully Submitted, 

E. J. Barksdale, Chairman. 
R9portof tAd Qxooutivo Board 

Irwin was elected President and TmI Sf the board > H - B. 
board. The board met agSn on thf w'nf f k 1D ' Secretai 7 of (*, 
account of the weather • blin sc ^un WaW^W i 899 > * nd on 
quorum present. The npvf m!»l« a e ,? ^ e failed to have a 

1899, a„d P on accou .^ofr^ 'anfhfghwaC we^T* 28th > 

Cente™Grrechurch J uSim Clana t han ^ as -»owed$35 to supply 
On T p,pp^^ e l^ ro ^l ^ a A-ciat i o n . PPly 

He was also^niWo ^1^^^ w^M 

mi^na°ry°]„ the S™ a^C^™ "T*" to ™ k » 
elation at the rate of I^Lr lonfh fI eS f - errl PT' 1 ?? 8 of the As9 °- 
the work. He is also required S ££ m " 1^ en S a « ed in 
work to the board. "^"'red to make monthly reports of his 

^ziinLziz%v:tir tity Bros - shaekeiford - 

W.D. Irwin, and .Tourd WhfiTtot h^in^um; ? ob °£ 



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ness could be transacted legally, however, those present deemed it 
necessary to accept Bro. Shackelford's resignation as missionary, 
and instructed Bro. J. G. Orr to contract with Bro. Marion Briscoe 
to do missionary work until the meeting of the Association, with 
the consent of a quorum of the board. We also instructed our 
secretary to write to Bro. J. O. A. Pace to put in all the time he 
possibly could in missionary work until the Association, at the 
rate of $25 per month for time actually employed in the work. 
Bros. Briscoe and Pace were required to make their reports to the 
Association. The monthly reports of Bros. Shackelford and Shoe- 
maker have been very satisfactory. 

This board would like to have the suggestions of this Association 
in order to base the future action of the new board. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
J. M. Sandldt, Secretary, H. B. Irwin, Chairman, 

The following announcements for preaching were made by Devo- 
tional Committee : 

At Okolona church, to-night — Eld. J. S. Crosslin. 

To-morrow night, at Sanderson's Chapel — Eld. A. W. Briscoe. 

Sunday at Okolona church, 11, a. m.— Eld. F. C. David. 

Sunday School Mass Meeting at 9, a. m., Sunday, at Okok>na„ 
conducted by J. S. Crosslin. 

The following brethren were appointed as correspondents to the 
Associations named. 
Florence — J. O. A. Pace. 

Liberty — J. S. Gibson, Jos. Shackelford, F. C. David. 
Big Bear Creek — J. S. Gibson, F. C. David, A. W. Briscoe, J. (X 

Colbert— L. A. Wear, Jos. Shackelford, R. T. Wear, E. R. Little. 

Cullman — J. P. Scruggs, J. E. Weaver, J. S. Gibson, F. C. David 

Alabama Baptist State Convention*— Jos. Shackelford, A. W. 
Briscoe, J. O. A. Pace, R. T. Wear, J. I. Stockton, J. E. Weaver, 
J. S. Gibson. 

Southern Baptist Convention — The Association elected Jos. 
Shackelford as a delegate to this Convention, and A. W. Briscoe 
as alternate. 

TJeporis of Jffissionarios. 

The following reports of missionaries were read and ordered to 
be spread on the minutes : 



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REPORT OF J. O. A. PACE. 

Dear Brethren: — I was employed by the executive board, 
August 22nd, to labor in the Western and North-western bounds 
of the Association, on a salary of $25 per month. The following is 
my report : Miles traveled, 202 ; family visits, 84 ; sermons preached 
21 ; time employed, one month ; received from Cherry Hifl church, 
40 cents ; money due me, $24.60. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

J. O. A. Pace. 

T. V. SHOEMAKER'S REPORT. 

Dear Brethren : — I was employed by your executive board at a 
salary of $26 per month, to begin June 15th. I have tried to reach 
the destitute portions, but in this short time I could not cover all 
the destitution. The work for churches which have pastors and 
which paid me, is not reported. 

The following is a report of my labors as missionary : Days em- 
ployed, 78; sermons preached, 80; prayer meetings held, 14; ex- 
hortations delivered, 60 ; private pleas for Christianity, 213 ; Sun- 
day school addresses made, 5 ; Sunday schools organized, 1 ; con- 
versions witnessed, 25 ; family visits made, 186; miles traveled, 
546. Sold several bibles and testaments and gave some away. Re- 
ceived from W. D. Irwin, Treasurer, $25 ; balance due, $40. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

T. V. Shoemaker. 

REPORT OP J. D. M'CLANAHAN. 

I received two appointments from your board, to wit : Center 
Grove, in Morgan county, and Speaks' School House, in Lawrence 
county. We had regular preaching at each place this year. Hav e 
had good congregations. I held a series of meetings at each place r 
with good results ; five additions at Center Grove — two by baptism 
and three by letter. The church has paid $25 pastor's salary ; all 
they promised. This church, in my humble opinion, ought to be 
helped by the board at least one more year. They have called 
Bro. William Briscoe for their pastor next year. This is a center 
of population. Their school interest has wonderfully revived un- 
der the leadership of Prof. Winton. This has been a hard field to 
work, but I feel that light has been turned in and the cause of the 
Master is looking up. We had a glorious meeting at Speaks' 
School House, in Lawrence county, which lasted six days and 
nights. I was assisted by our much beloved brother, Richey, who 
did some faithful preaching. We had about five conversions ; bap- 
tized two into the fellowship of Enon church. At the close 
of the meeting the house could not hold the congregation. 
This is a point, we think, that ought to be supplied by our board. 



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In this section there is but one Baptist churchy Enon, within 12 or 
14 miles square. We can organize a church with 25 members, per- 
haps 30. One acre of land will be given to the church by Bro. 
Charley Speake, at the cross roads, ± of a mile South of Bro. Speaks, 
this being the center of the community. 

Your board contracted With me for $25 at each place, making 
50.00 in all. I have received from Mt. Zion church, in Morgan 
county, 75 cents. Received from Treasurer in August, 30.00. 
Balance due, 19.25. Respectfully Submitted, 

J. D. McClanahan. 

REPORT OF JOS. SHACKELFORD. 

I was employed by the executive board to work as a missionary 
and colporter within the bounds of the Association, commencing 
June 15, 1899, at the salary of $35 per month for time actually en- 
gaged in the work. I commenced my labors on June 15th, and 
labored for the remainder of that month, and also for a part of the 
month of July. Owing to the fact that I was elected president of 
the North Alabama Collegiate Institute and Normal School, I re- 
signed as missionary. The following is a summary of my work 
Days engaged, 25; miles traveled, 117; sermons preached, 28 
families visited, 26; deacons ordained, 1; books sold, value 
$1.50; mission money collected from Danville church, $6.12 
from Central church, New Decatur, $4.53; from Salem church 
minute money, last year, '40 ■ cents ; salary due me, $29.16f 
amount paid me by Treasures, 17.50; balance due, 11.66|. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Jos. Shackelford. 

On motion, the Association adjourned until Saturday, 9, a. m. 
Prayer by Bro. J. E. Weaver. 

THIRD DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. 

Satubday, September 30, 1899. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Bro. 
J. W. Sandlin. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The subject of missions was taken up, and on motion, it was or- 
dered that the reports on the various departments of missions be 
be read in their order, and the whole subject of missions be con- 
sidered together. On motion of Bro. F. C.David, the subject of 
the Ministers' Institute board was considered along with missions. 
The reports were then read : 

1st Associational missions, by W. E. Wright. 

2nd State missions,. by J. IX McUlanahan. 

3rd Home missions, by J. I. Stockton. 

4th Foreign missions, by R. T. Wear. 

5th Ministers' Institute, by F. C. David. 



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On motion of Bro. J. I. Stockton, speeches we *f * imi ^° te 3 
minutes. The following brethren then discussed the q^Uon ot 
Missions and Ministers' Institute : J W Sandlin, J. O. \*™*^ f 
T. Wear, J. M. Roberts, J. S. Orosshn, F. 0. David, L. A. Wear, 
Jos, Shackelford, and J. D. McClanahan. 

pledges were then taken by Bro. Shackelford, as follows . 

^Udges and Qash for Jtfissions. 
From Chukches aSd Sunday Schools. 
Bethel, paid F . .fj 25,Eno D , 15^ M, 2 50 1 



Falkville 10 

Gum Spring (L) 5 

Harmony 10 

Decatur, First J 

Hartselle 64 

Macedonia, 2-00 I paidFO. 4 

Moulton Heights 5 

Mt Zion (L) 2 001 10 

Mt 



$17 50 
.30 

.. 3 



Central New Decatur 

Center Grove, paid F C . . . 

Danville f> 

Hillsboro **> 

Lebanon ' ; -,« erk 

Moulton, 2 50 1, 10 00 M .12 50 

Mt Hope 5 00 1, 15 00 M 20 

MtNebo(F) 



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rCahTpaioF C . ". '. . . '. 20 ' New Friendship, paid F C 2 



New Center 5 

Rocky Creek 5 

Somerville 5 

Shady Grove, 2.50 M, 2.50 I. 5 
Town Creek 5 00 1, 15 00 M 20 
Central 8 S New Decatur ... 5 
Moulton Heights SS, 2 



2 40 



Okolona 

Pleasant Grove, paid * O . 



6 69 



187 25 



Salem ....... 5 

Trinity, 485 M, 4501, pdFO 9 35 
Moulton SS... 5 

190 44 

187 25 



Total from churches and Sunday-schools 

INDIVIDUALS. 
For Okolona Church by Individuals 

W H Richey - . , ' ... •} W°$$*® 

w T? Wq<t<WL naid 1 M. hi Ciinter 



377 69 



$1 



W E Hagood, paid 

N B Bond °° 

G W Bond 1 

Bob Bond. . . . 1 



F T Campbell 

H G Reed 

Miss Mamie Butler 



50 



Bond ' ••;••': ^ 



1 
1 
1 

750 



AC 
I Campbell 
B W Willis. 
J D Hagood 
Mrs Mary Bond 



1 
1 
1 



600 
7 50 

13 50 



20 



For Okolona Ohu ch, in addition to individual pledge: 

ER Little $1 oojt V Shoemaker tl 00 

Mrs L Carpenter, pan ' .... 25 Mrs. J A Nesmith ! " 50 

n ^w^ ey ' paid COWTJells " £> 

J?ni I n ^50 Miss Willie Willis T' 50 

JJChurchwell 1 00 Mrs. A A Willis 100 

wL? ?C ?f e V w ■ *0 F L Campbell, paid ....'" go 

Henrietta Beck 50 Cash collection Sk 



Total from indi vidua] 
From individuals for 



$4 85 



V, /"•; 18 90 

solona church 18 50 




Total from churches a id Sunday schools 377 69 

Grand total for Missi nig and Institute work §40007 

[I stands for Institute work.] . fwu w 

The reports were then adopted in their order as follows : 

H,9port or sffaaooiational Jffissions. 

lowsT ° ommittee on -^sociational Missions would report as fol- 

of ^hri«l ati tTJ ^w a l e P rod u ucfcive of K«at good t» the cause 
?!«« n8 , fc - . T £ e destitut, have been reached and churches have 
been established in man v parts of our Association through the 

good that has been done brough our Associational mission work. 
The question ot grave i nportance for this body to consider, is 
whether we will continu , the work, and if so, in what way. Shall 
we assign certain distric s to brethren and require them to preach 
and work in that distr c ,, or will we requir2 them to establish 

2rlf iv 1 ??'!? I! 1 ?*?? 1 ! te regi °e 8 - ™ we hel P ^ Arches 
alre.uly established that are weak, and enable them to have regu- 

menced mg V perpetuate the 8 ood work that has com- 

We see from the report 3 coming from the different churches in 

Horn* nfrtS l 10n, i. timt C Umch de8t i tuti ^ ^w prevails anion* 
Home of the churches S< me are without regular preaching and it 
seems that the work of th, past will be lost unless some*!,™? is 
W°IS k ■ I comrai * tee y<mld f therefore, ask that the executive 
and ««p e tW trUCted i° l0 °. k . afte J the8e weak aud Paetorless churches 

»DDli«d £ LLS'SL P ° rt, °: 1 °U ,ie mean8 of the Association is 
applied to supply this want. We recommend that the churches 



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contribute more liberally for Associate onal missions so that this 
sn-eat need can be supplied. Respectfully submitted, 

t W. E. Wbight, ). 

J. S. Howell, > Committee. 
W. B. Brothers, ) 

Stat* Jftisaioria. 

Your Committee on State Missions begs leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report : 

I am glad to say that the grand tidal wave of debv paying, which 
swept the incubus of long standing from Howard College, also 
banished the debt from our State Mission Board. That fact has 
sent a thrill of joy and gladness to the vast host of the Lord's 
saints throughout our great state. I trust that generous and liber- 
al givers will see to it that the board will never again be so much 
involved in debt. It is hardly to be expected that any of our 
boards will always be ready at any moment to meet all demands 
made upon them, but if Baptists will do their duty, none will final- 
ly go to the convention in debt. I have not the data at hand to 
show the work accomplished by the State board during our Asso- 
ciational year, but I dare say, that the results are satisfactory to a 
goodly degree* 

The denomination throughout the State is highly gratified at the 
*eturn of Bro. W. B. Crumpton, as secretary of our State mission 
board. We may confidently expect that he will do all he can to 
carry the State mission work to a glorious success. 

Brethren, let the Muscle Shoals Association rally more deter- 
mined than ever before to all our mission work--State, Home, 
Foreign, Orphans' Home, Ministerial, Education, Preachers' In- 
stitute Work and all. Respectfully Submitted, 

J. D. McClanahan, Chairman. 

J£oine Jffissions. 

Your committee on Home Missions report as follows : 
A number of years ago The Southern Baptist Convention, seeing 
the fields white unto the harvest, in certain localities, not embraced 
in the work of the Foreign Mission Board, nor by any of the State 
Boards, and in other localities within the bounds of our States, but 
not occupied for the lack of funds in these states, established the 
Home ±5oard, whose duty it was made to take care of these desti- 
tute localities and supply the people with the preached gospel. 
This board has been very vigilant in procuring funds and employ- 
ing missionaries to occupy these places of destitution. As to the 
amount of good that has been done by this board in the South it is 
impossible to tell. Every state in the Territory of the Southern 
Baptist Convention has "been blessed by the work of the board. 



'Alabama has received iid from it in several of its centers of popu- 
lation and influence. ' he eyes of the board have been turned to 
the flood tide of the foreign element in our mining fields and the 
cities which have sprung into existence like magic in our State 
The state of Texas has, possibly, received more attention than any 
other state and can show greater results than any other from the 
work of the home board. With these facts before us, let us be as 
liberal as possible in helping to carry on this good work. We 
would recommend that this Association continue to divide her 
mission funds with the home board. 

J. J. Stockton, V 

J. T. Wallace, > Committee. 

LOOTS STUBB8, ) 

$*o*8igzi Jffissions. 

What is missions? Tl e spirit of missions is none other than the 
spirit of Christ, in whom, all the nations of the earth shall be 
blessed. It is compass on for the lost, and such compassion as 
prompts its possessor fee pray and labor for their salvation. Hence, 
when Andrew found Jet- -is, he at once went in search of his broth- 
er, Simon, and brought ium to Jesus. The next day Christ said to 
Phillip, "follow me. " < >beying the divine injunction and realiz- 
ing the blessing that h id come to him, he- at once finds Nathan- 
iel and tells him of the • Christ and persuades him to come and see 
Jesus. This accords with our experience as Christians We all 
at this, exclaim with David: "O! taste and see that the Lord is 
good," and like Paul, we all feel, as we look at the benighted 
heathen, "my heart's desire and prayer to God is, that they might 
be saved." Hence, we see that the missionary spirit is the spirit 
of Christ, "and if any man has not the spirit of Christ, he is none 
of His.' 3 Never before, in all the past, has such glorious opportu- 
nities been afforded for preaching the gospel to all nations. Never 
before has the people of heathen lands been more willing to receive 
the gospel than now. With doors thrown wide open and the 
Macedonia cry sound in our ears, from the far off islands, "come 
over and help us," will we not enter and give to the perishing the 
word of life. But preeminent above every other consideration, 
will not we who have been redeemed by the precious blood of 
Christ, step aside from the compassion of the multitude and view 
again the scene in Gethsemane, when our Lord bore upon His in- 
finite sensitive conscience the sins of the world. But one step will 
take us beneath the shadow of His cross, and we hear again the 
cry, "It is finished!" Then to the mountain of Galilee. The tri- 
umphant conqueror gives the command that should be heard bv 
every ear and felt by every heart. "Go ye into all the world and 
preach the gospel to every creature. » Brethren, it is His to com- 



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mand, ours to obey. "Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and 
to hearken, than the fat of rams. " 

We have now in the foreign field, 83 missionaries, 27 ordained 
native helpers, and 101 ordained helpers, making in all 211 at work 
to bring the many millions to Christ. Does not each messenger to 
this body feel the importance of doing more to give the heathen 
the gospel of Christ? Respectfully Submitted, 

R. T. Wbab, I CcWmi fctee. 

O. kj. HALL, ) 

J&atitvU TjDofX" 

Your committee on Institute work beg leave to make the fol- 
lowing report :— Brethren W. E. Hudman. J.-T. Shaffer and J. E. 
Gregory, for the executive committees of Institue Board, have is- 
sued an address to the Baptists of Alabama calling attention of 
the brotherhood of the state to this important work We cannot 
do better than offer a part of their address td this association, 
is important that the work being attempted by any of our boards 
should be fully understood by our people, so that they may intel- 
ligently determine their duty. The Institute Board was created 
by our state •onvention in 1897 and charged with arranging insti- 
tute work among the white preachers of the state. Now what is 
the special work of the Institute Board? It is a denominational 
effort to reach and help our field ministry in sermonic study, and 
in all else relating to the general performance of their duty. It is 
the hope of the board that our work may tend to broaden the fel- 
lowship and acquaintance of our preachers that we may have the 
benefit of their cooperation in all our great denominational enter- 
prises. To accomplish this we think would be an important 
achievment. We conclude that this is the most important and 
hopeful work before the denomination, and until it is accom- 
plished by this or some other agency, the denomination will work 
at a great disadvantage. These institutes are or five and six days. 
duration. The instruction is attempted by lectures. Rev. G. S. 
Anderson is our Superintendent of Institute work, and delivers 
about ten lectures at each Institute on the. law of discourse, as ap- 
plied in Sermon Structure. This is a new feature in Institute 
work and has been very helpful to our preachers attending our 
meetings. Other brethren delivered lectures on other subjects. 
We attempt to use our stronger men — pastors, in our work. We 
mean to help our pastors, and to do it with all our might; using 
the men we have in our employment, and also, our wisest and best 
pastors, as we can . 

Some have helped us and some have ignored us, we still appeal 
to them for their aid. It is a fact that more than three-fourths of 
our pastors who are in charge of our village and country churches 



have been denied the benefit of special College and Seminary train- 
ing. They cannot now avail themselves of such training. The" 
schools cannot reach them, nor can they reach the schools. They 
are among our best men. We have attempted to help our young 
men who could attend the schools, why not attempt to help )these 
men on the field, who are in the thickest of the fight? We think 
tr ey should be aided and quickly and earnestly. If it is done we 
n ust go to them on the field. This is what we are doing. Breth- 
rt n treat our work according to its importance, according to its 
n al merit. This is all we ask. We are your servants to carry this 
work on, and we can do only what your contribution and endorse- 
ment make possible. We have had three men on the field, Breth 
ren G. S. Anderson, Q. A. Harnacly and F. O. David. Bro. Harn- 
acly has recently resigned from this work. Now brethren you see 
the situation. The Institute board is about a $1000 in debt. When 
the great indebtedness of the state was paid the Institute board was 
I- ft out. We appeal to you now that special attention be given this 
v irk at this association. We need help for like other boards we 
m ant to come to the convention out of debt. Your committee res- 
pectfully ask the association that any funds sent up undesignated 
be turned over to the Institute board, also that the delegates in ap- 
portioningtheir pledges for their churches for another, year let the 
Institute Work snare a prorater part. 

Respectfully Submitted. 

$. C. David, ) 
J. I. Stockton, > Committee. 
A. W. Briscoe, ) 
On motion, the Association adjourned for 1$ hours. Prayer by 
Bro. L. A. Wear. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association was called to order at the appointed time 
by the Moderator. Prayer by Bro. J. S. Gibson. 

Qrplian's $£om9. 

Bro. A. W. Briscoe read the report on the Orphan's Home. After 
speeches by Bros. David and Brisboe, a collection was taken up for 
the Home, resulting as follows : 

Bro. Runy, paid $1 00 

LA Wear paid 40 

Jos Shackelford •■. paid 1 00 

JS Gibson. ... * 26 

Cash collection 8 02 

Total $10 67 

This amount was turned over to Bro. J. W. Sandlin, missionary of 
State board. 



The report was adopted as follows : 

No institution, fostered by the Baptists of Alabama, presents 
its claims with more force than does the Baptist Orphanage at 
Evergreen. Under the management of onr beloved and generous 
hearted brother, G. W. Stewart, this institution is doing great 
good. That it is the home of the Orphan is sufficient appeal to 
solicit the earnest support of every Christian heart. The children 
in this home have no means of support other than by our contri- 
butions. The cry of the Orphan will touch a responsive chord in 
the heart of even the most indifferent. Our people will contribute 
to the Orphanage if its claims are presented. We therefore recom- 
mend that the pastors in this association see to it that regular col- 
lections are taken in their churches for the Baptist Orphanage. 

A. W. Bmboos. 
J. S. Gibson. 

Rev. J» L. Richey read the report on temperance, which was 
adopted, as follows : - > ^ ' u 

Your committee on Temperance beg leave to report the follow- 
ing : Dear Brethren : Noticing the many crimes in our country, 
the homes destitute of that fatherly care so greatly needed, wives 
alone and children orphans, we look for the cause of much of it, 
and in so doing we see that the foundation of most of the evils 
referred to is the saloon, with all of its influences. We, in the 
name of Him who knows the heart of man, appeal to you to aid in 
every way you can the efforts made to remove from our country 
the saloon and all of its resultant evils. Banish the saloon and 
vou will do much towards getting rid of the Master evil, intem- 
perance. J- L. Richey. 
^ C. G. Lynch. 

(Solportago, 

Bro T. V. Shoemaker read the report on Colportage. After 
some remarks by Rev. R. T. Wear the report was adopted, as fol- 

lows * 

Your committee on Colportage beg leave to report; If we 
understand the duties of our missionaries, one of the most impor- 
tant is to indoctrinate the churches within their fields ot labor. 
This is not to be done by the preaching of one or two short ser- 
mons, but by the distribution of good Baptist literature. We be- 
lieve that each minister in this association should keep a number 
of good tracts for distribution in the homes of their members; not 
only this, but our association could not better spend $25 or $30 
than in the purchasing of good literature for distribution among 
our people each year. On last year we reported 2807 members 



withi our bounds; and of this number, about 10 or 15 percent 
underhand the Baptist doctrines. What a lamentable fact ! The 
pastoj 5 cannot fully instruct their members in one or two hours' 
work in every seven hundred and twenty. Our Baptist people 
need inbtructions in Baptist principles. Again, if we as Baptists 
do not oupply the young with literature, some other denomination 
will. All other religious denominations are flooding, our country 
with ueir tracts. Can we Baptists suffer our children to read 
these racts, or will we supply them ourselves ? We earnestly beg 
the ex cutive board to jsee that money is given for this purpose. 
O, me the day soon come when the Baptists of North Alabama 
will b strong in our doctrine. Respectfully submitted, 

R, L. Quinn, Chairman. 

S^nda^ Schools. 

Bro T. V. Shoemaker read the report on Sunday Schools, which 
was a opted, as follows f 

You* committee on Sunday-schools make the following report.* 
Last y* ar, of the 48 churches represented in this body, 33 reported 
Sunda., -schools, with a membership of 1304. Four of the churches 
gave no statistics. This year, of the 34 churches represented, 19 
report Sunday-schools, with a membership of 978. From this re- 
port it is clearly seen that we are retrograding, and unless there is 
soon h nange for the better we will be in a deplorable condition. 
Yes, j are already there. Brethren, this ought not to be. We 
consider the Sunday-school one of the greatest auxiliaries to the 
church, and as Baptists let us be more loyal to the cause which we 
believr is none other than the cause of Christ. This is a progress- 
ive ag« ; an age in which men make great sacrifices for the promo- 
tion oi their own selfish purposes, and yet for the cause of the Sun- 
days ool we fail to stand. Just think ! — last year's report showed 
the m mbership of our association 3012, and this year's report 
showe that only 978 are in Sunday-school, and no doubt many of 
these -e unconverted. We feel safe in saying that of the 978, 
50- per entare out of Christ, which leaves only 489 Baptists be- 
longin; to _our Sunday-schools. What ! you say 8012 Baptists and 
only 4.' 9 in Sunday-school ? Such is the condition. The reason 
we do iot understand Too many of us have the idea that the 
Sunday-school is only for children and ignorant people. Brethren, 
we are all ignorant ; and if we would not remain so, let us attend 
Sunday-school. It has been truly said, "We must educate or we 
mustperish," and there is no education more ennobling, elevating 
and sublime than that received in the Sunday-school. Pastors, 
let us irge upon our churches the importance of attending the 
Sunday -school ; and let us strive to arouse them from their leth- 
argy ard inaction and get them interested in Sunday-school work, 



so that by the meeting of another association every church may be 
able to report a flourishing Sundav-school. 
Respectfully submitted, T. V. Shoemaker. ) 

J. W. Livingston, > Committee. 
J. J. Chenault, ) 

State of Religion. 

Bro. Pace read the report on State of Religion, which was 
adopted, as follows : 

We, your committee on State of Religion, report : From the 
reading of the tetters we notice that several of the churches report 
glorious revivals ; others report a low state of religion. We be- 
lieve, however, that we are making progress. In taking a survey 
of the whole field, we think we are advancing. If we will trust 
the promise of our Divine Master, who said, "Lo! I am with you 
alway, even unto the end of the world," we will take this field for 
Christ, Respectfully submitted, 

J. O. A. Pace. 

W. H. Muston. 

J. M. West. 

Report on j&ooizments. 

Bro. J. D. McClanahan read the report on Documents, which 
waB adopted $ as follows : 

We. your committee on Documents, report as follows : Two 
churches ask for the next meeting of the association — Lebanon and 
Macedonia, in Morgan. Two letters ask for dismissal, viz., Rus- 
Bellville, and Macedonia in Franklin county. We find but few of 
our churches that report Sunday schools and prayer meetings. We 
recommend that our churches strive to organize Sunday-schools 
and prayer meetings in their respective churches, and report the 
same at the next session of this body. 

Respectfully submitted, J. R. Blackman, 

W. H. Junkjns. 
Jacob W. Livingston. 

The request of Russellville and Macedonia churches for letters 
of dismission to join Colbert association, was granted, and the 
clerk instructed to write said letters. 

finance ($om,mittee. 

Bro. H. B. Irwin, chairman of Finance Committee, read the re- 
port of that committee, w T ith the understanding that the clerk be 
authorized to make such corrections in the report as maybe neces- 
sary ; it was adopted. [See Financial Exhibit. ] 



28 



JQtooasod Jffinisters. 

Bro. J. E. Weaver read the report on Deceased Ministers, 
which, in accordance with instructions, contained a reference 
to the death of Bro. J. C. Orr, long a member of this body, 
and a most efficient one, though not a minister. The report 
was adopted by a standing vote, after which, on motion, a 
few minutes was spent in prayer, led by Bro. R. T. Wear. 

Your committee on Deceased Ministers would report that 
we feel thankful to God that His Gracious Providence has 
withheld the hand of death from the ministers of our associa- 
tion. Dear Brethren, as an additional duty you ask us to 
consider the deaths of prominent members of our body who 
have passed awav since our last meeting. In sadness we 
refer to the death of our beloved brother, J. C. Orr. His 
worthy life will ever be remembered. Strong in the faith, 
humble and obedient, alive to every good work, strong in his 
opposition to err jr, bold in defense of the truth, a teacher in 
the Sundav sch< >1, a friend to temperance, in his death we 
have sustained great loss. A good man has fallen. His 
church realizes er loss. We as an association feel the stroke. 
The bereaved fu nily have a place in our sympathies. May 
the gracious han I of an overruling Providence direct them to 
see that the Great God doeth all things well. 
Respectfully t iibmitted, 

J. E. Weavbk, ) 

R. B. Day, > Committee. 

J. T. Wallacb, 



division of JSuncU, 

The following resolution wag offered by Bro. Joseph Shackel- 
ford, and adopted : — .- . 

Resolved, That in addition to the instructions given to the treas- 
urer of this association by resolution passed at this session, as to 
the payment of funds sent to this association by the churches tor 
foreign missions, home missions, state missions and the board oi 
ministers' institute, to Bro. J. W. Sandlin, agentof the stale board 
of missions, and Bro. F. C. David, agent of ministers' institute 
board, the treasurer is hereby directed to pay to these respective 
boards, in addition to the amounts which the churches have directed 
to be sent to these different boards, and have already sent thein, a 
sufficient amount to make the sum contributed to these boards by 
this association as follows : Foreign mission board, $50.00 ; home 
mission board, $26.00; state mission board, $75.00; ministers' in- 
stitute board, $60.00. He is also authorized to pay this money to 
the representatives of these boards, Br^s. J. W. bandlin and b. O. 
David. 

appointment of Boards, <girustoos, to. 

The committee on Nominations made their report, which was, 
on motion, amended as to the board of ministerial education, and 
then adopted, as follows : 

Your committee on Nominations recommend the appointment oi 
the following boards and trustees and preachers of the mtroduc 
tory sermon : 

MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

A. W. Bailey, Frank Caruth, J. M. Shoemaker, 

J. N. Bragg, H. B. Irwin, J. H. Wear, 

J. T. Wallace, J. G. Orr, J. O. Tidwell. 

Dr. J. M. Kitchens, Jourdan White, J. A. Walker. 

W. D. Irwin, Treasurer. Board located at Moulton. 

BOARD OF MINISTERIAL EDUCATION, LOCATED AT DECATUR. 



J. Gunn, 

O. F. Wright. 



J. G. Orr, 
Tobe Williams. 



J. A. Thomason, 

C. T. Burt, 

Jos. Shackelford. 

TRUSTES8 

of North Alabama Baptist Collegiate Institute and Normal School : 
A. W. Bailey, J. I. Stockton, J. A. Thomason. 

Preacher of introductory at next meeting — Elder J. I. Stockton ; 
alternate, Elder T. V. Shoemaker. 

Respectfully submitted, E. J. Barksdale, Chairman. 



80 

W. D. Irwin, Treasurer of the Association, made the following 
r »port, which was ottered to he spread on the minutes. 

W. D. I-vwix,, Treasurer,. 

In Account with Muscle Shoals Assoeiatien. 

1898 D*. 

bept. SO, To amount on hand, as reported last association, $108 73 

4mm 

509 

5 65 

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Oct. 1, To amount received from Finance Committee 
$> To cash from Sunday's collection. 

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Dec. 3, 

1899. 
Moh 15, 

* 15, 

** 29 
April 28^ 



44 



for Orphan's Home. 

from Decatur First church for missions. 

from Decatur First church for minutes 

from interest on Courtland church fund 16 00 

from Harmony church for missions. 54 

fromEnou church for missions T5 

from Okoiona church ministerial education 87 

from Mrs. L A Wear for Min. Ed 50 



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July 



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from Okoiona church for Min. Ed 

from Harmony church for missions .... 
from Town Creek church for missions. rV. 
from New Prospect church. for missions. 

from Okoiona church for Min. Ed. 

from Harmony church f oar missions ....... 

from Okoiona churoh tor Min. E.i 

from Okoloua church .for JUim Ed. . 

from Okoiona church for Min. Ed 

from Frank Owen's bequest. 20 00 

from Danville church for missions 6 12 

from Central Church, New Decatur 4 53 

from Salem church, minutes 40 



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JO A Pace :. 15 00 

J Gunn . \ . 80 00 

Jos Shackelford for Ministerial Ed. 34 98 
Jos Shackelford, clerk's fee. . ;..■;• 25 00 

Orphan's Borne 9 01 

Printing: minutes, and expenses 50 00 

Postage on minutes. . .: 30 

sent State Mission Board ...-. . . , . , . 29 03 
u Home Mi.ssion^Board , 45 00 



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Sept 3D, By balance on hand 10S.9S 

|60o.i7 

Bro. Shackelford asked the privilege of adding some items in the 
treasurer's report, by consent of the treasurer, which request was 
granted, and $11.05 was placed on debit side of money received 
by him, but not reported in time to be included in the treasurer s 
report, and $11.66 on credit side, as paid to him on salary. 

^im.9 sad plae* of.Jfext Jff9*tiiLg. 

The Moderator announced that the subject of the time and place 
of the next meeting of the association was the next subject to come 
before the association, and asked for nominations. The following 
churches were put in nomination: Central. New Decatur, Leba- 
non and Mount Pisgah. The vote being taken, the association by 
a considerable majority voted to meet with Mount Pisgahehurch 
at Flint, Morgan county, on Thursday, before the hrst feabbath in 
October, 1900 

By Bro. F. 0. David: Resolved, That the Moderator of this 
association appoint a committee to arrange for a centennial meet- 
ing to be observed next year by this association. 

Adopted, and the Moderator appointed the following brethren 
as the centennial committee: F. C. David, R. T Wear, J 1 
Stockton, J. E. Weaver, TV. Shoemaker. 

By J. D. MeClanahan : Resolved, That this association author- 
ize the clerk to have 1000 copies of the minutes published and 
that he be paid $25 for his services out of the funds of this body. 

Adopted. . . . ,,. 

Bva W Briseoe: Resolved, That the treasurer of this associ- 
ation be instructed to turn over to J. W. Sandlin all monies held 
by this bodv for state, home and foreign missions; also ah money 
due the institute board be turned over to Bro. F. O. David. 
-' Adopted. 



By J. S. Gibson : Resolved, That the thanks of this association 
are hereby tendered to Okolona church and community for their 
kind and most generous hospitality, in the entertainment of its 
delegates luring the meeting of this body. 

The following query was presented by Bros. J. I. Stockton and 
J. D McClanahan: 

" What ought a Missionary Baptist Church do with a member 
that refuses to contribute to missions, on the ground that it is not 
scriptural ?' 

On motion of Bro. Shackelford the query was answered thus: 
Withdraw fellowship from that member, after laboring to convince 
him of his error, and he persists in his error. 

The committee on Devotional Exercises announced the follow- 
ing additional appointments : 
Sanderson's chapel to-night, by W. T. Cobbs. 
Sanderson's chapel to-morrow, 11 a. m., J. E. Weaver. 
Mount Zion to-night, J. D. McClanahan. 
Mount Zion to-morrow, 11 a. m., A. W. Briscoe. 

Standing (3ommitt998. 

The Moderator announced the following standing committees : 

On ABSOciational Missions — J. D. McClanahan, R. B. Day, J. 
Wiley Horton. 

State Missions — L. A. Wear, W. H . Junkins, E. J. Barksdale. 

Home Missions— R. T. Wear, W. E. Wright, G. W. Bond. 

Foreign Missions — F . C. David, J. J. Churchwell, J. W . Liv- 
ingston. 

Education — Jos. Shackelford, Clarence Gillespie, T. J. Ains- 
worth. 

Ministerial Education— J. E. Weaver, W. M. Jolly, J. C. Bragg. 

Orphan's Home — J. R. Blackman, J. T. Wallace, J. S. Howell. 

Temperance — J. L. Richey, J. G. Orr, W. .1. Briscoe. 

Oolportage — T V. Shoemaker, John M. West, F. L. Chenault. 

Sunday Schools— R. L. Quinn, OF. Wright, Jourd White. 

Institute Work — J. I. Stockton, Marion Briscoe, J. S. Gibson. 

Bro . Stockton presented the case of Sister Speer, widow of Eld . 
John Speer, to the association, and asked for aid to enable her to 
send her children to school . The brethren responded as follows, 






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th* pledges to be paid within th* yew; 

Bro. R. T. Wear, for Town Greek chureh . ; % . . j fir «*» 

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O. F. Wright , r 1 Ott 

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mad&ltf Bro. j|^p. Dava4 BJ .^^ **v£m& L£w 1 

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Macedonia (F) 
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Salem 
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received for Cash. 

Stare Missions „- „.,,. 18.18 

Home Hinslona. .... . . &*#•* 

Foreign MiSsioria-^..^.. .52 68 
Aasociational Mis8ioiHCH^2Q 25 

Orphan's Home .** ; . T* 1 

Ministers' Institute 16 %3 " 

Minutes ., J.... '« 18 55 

Convention debt tttl &J&09 

Collection % 90 

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The Finance Committee report that they have 



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Tour committee find that a mistake baa been made in 
the cash balance which ought to be tbe amount paid 
over to Treasurer. We suppose it is because some item 
has been placed in oash column which ought to have 
been placed in voucher column. We had no time to 
rectify it. Respectfully Submitted, 

H. F. Irwin, ) 
G. H. Hughes, V Committee. 
Jonathan G. Obr, ) 



87 06 28 K 



18 5f 



Financial Exhibit of Muscle Shoals Association, for Year 1899. 



CHURCHES. 



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Bethel $3 00 

Bethany 

Blue Springs 

Cave Spring 

Cen.New Decatur 

Centre Grove 

Cherry Hill 

Danville 

Darlington 

Decatur, First t 

Ebon 

Friendship 

Falkvllle 

Gum Spring (L) 

Gum Spring (M) 

Harmony 

Hopewell 

HiHsboro 

Haitselle 

Lebanou 

Macedonia (F) 

Macedonia (M) 

Mon I ton 

Moulton Heights 

Mt. Zion (L) 

Mt. Zion (M) 

Mt. Nebo(F) 

M.Nebo(M) 

Mt. Pisgah 

Mr. Hope 

New Friendship 

New Decatur 

New Hope 

New Centre 

New Prospect 

Okolona 

Pleasant Grove 



Pleasant Hill 
Pleasant Hill 
Rook Creek 
Russellville 
Salem 
Somervllle 
Shady Grove 
Shoal Creek 
Town Creek 
Trinity 



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7 00 



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8 11 
76 

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500 
10 00 
20 00 

a 401 
11 21 



5 00 

1 25 

4 50 



6 00 
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2 5Q 

30 90 

3 40 



Total 
Total 
Total 
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Total 
Total 
Total 



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886 86J817 86JI7 331853 68|$19 67l$16 88|$40 52] $336 is| 86 12J $3 5o|$39 95J$51 14J137 3l|$38 53J*18~M 



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3 37 



1 70 

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4 67 



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7 70 



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8859.16 
91.08 



money given for missions, 
money given for Min. Ed., 
money for Institute Work, 
money for Orphan's Hoase. . . 38.53 

money for Col portage 8.50 

money for debt of Convention 137.21 
money for minutes. 18.65 



57.35 Collection for mission*. — . . « .^^rrv- => Yoo 

~ Collection for Orphans Home 89 JO 



8695 38 



Total money for debtof Ministerial board 
by individuals and churches. 



50 



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50 
50 
65 



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50 00 



12 00 



45 00 

200 00 
16 GO 

49 00 



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71 40 
60 00 



810 00 



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870 



80 



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300 00 

4 20 



25 00 

32 00 

11 0Q 



$980 59 



250 



2 00 
30 00 
45 90 

2 50 



15 80 



243 19 10 60 

560 



8530 39 $179 20i$2127 88 



$7 75 
80 



484 94 
4 50 

105 24 

3 00 
65 48 



12 00 

13 10 
63 00 
45 75 

497 72 

327 60 

88 11 

5 55 

41 00 

28 50 

11 11 

1 25 

23 00 

5 60 
128 00 

26 00 

3 40 

HI 15 

1 00 

34 67 

6 99 
6 70 



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$400 
300 
400 
300 
600 
400 
200 

1200 
400 

3000 

700 

250 

400 

50 

50 

400 

1800 

1000 

400 

700 

600 

1000 

300 

260 

250 

1000 

500 

1000 

300 
850 
60 
150 
275 
350 
425 
400 



1800 
200 

660 
100 

800 
600 



$30100 



$100.82 

695.38 



Churches marked • the amount includes what the Sabbath school 
gave. — r- 

t Of rhis amount $5 was given by Bro. J. G. Orr, in memory of his 
deceased daughter. Mis* Glenn Orr, who was a faithful worker in 
the church. ,,, 

X This Church has a parsonage— the only one in the Association. 

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Several churches have made no report of what they have done dur- 
ing the ye*r f hence, cannot make a full exhibit. Only a few report 
8796,201 bow much they have paid on pastor's salary, 



Statistics of Muscle Shoals Association, 1899. 



CHURCHES. 



Bethel 

Bethany 

Bellvlew 

Cave Spring 

Cen.New Decatu 

Centre Grove 

Cherry Hill 

Blu»« Springs 

Danville 

Decatur, First 

Enon 

Friendship 

Falkvllle 

Darlington 

Gum Spring 

Gum Spring 

Harmrny 

Hopewell 

Hillsboro 

Haitsellc 

I ehanon 

Macedonia 
Macedonia 
Mission Grove 
Moulton 

Moulton Heights 
Mt. Hope 
Mr. Zion 
Mr. Zion 
Mr. Nfbo 
M. Nebn 
Mr, Tisgah 
New Hope 
New Prospect 
New Friendship 
N»»w Centre 
New Dtoatur 
Okolona 
Pleasant Grove 

Peasant Hill 
Pleasant Hill 
Russellville 
Rock Creek 
Salem 
Somerville 
Shady Grove 
Shoal Oeek 
Town Creek 
Triniry 



)UNTY 



* organ 

Lawrence 

Lawrence 

Morgan 

Morgan 

Morgan 

Franklin 

Morgan 

Morgan 

Morgan 

Lawrence 

Lawrence 

Morgan 

Kranklin 

Morgan 

Lawrence 

Lawrence 

Morgan 

Lawrence 

Morgan 

Morgan 

Morgan 

Franklin 

Lawrence 

Lawrence 

Morgan 

Lawrence 

Lawrence 

Morgan 

Morgan 

Franklin 

Morgan 

Lawrence 

Lawrence 

Morgan 

Morgan 

Morgan 

Lawrence 

Lawrence 

Lawrence 

Morgan 

Franklin 

Morgan 

Lawrence 

Morgan 

Morgan 

Morgan 

f awrence 

Morgan 



PASTOR. 



i I Stockton 

None 

T V Shoemaker 

Quisinberry 
W M Briscoe 

J E Weaver 
Jos Shackelford 

I D McClanahan 
M Briscoe 
VV T CobDs 

J E Roan 

J R Rlackman 

L A Wear 

J D McClanahan 

T H Johnson 

J G Lowery 

J D McClanahan 

J I Stockton 

R T Wear 

A W Briscoe 
J Gunn 
R T Wear 
J R Nesmith 

W T Cohbs 
R T Wear 
F M Veager 
J R Blackman 
J J Churchwell 
J E Roan 
W E Wright 
F M Veager 
L A ear 
JJf urcbwell 



CLERK. 



I G nn 
A W Briscoe 
J E Weaver 
L A Wear 
T E Weaver 
J I Stockton 
J ERoan 
R T Wear 
J I Stockton 



J C Love 

J W Owen 

W R Crow 

WT Collier 

John A Thomason 

J A Crawford 

E R Richeson 

W J Weaver 

Hattie Lindsey 

L R Day 

JT Wallace 

E W Roden 

V L Simpson 

J T Jackson 

E J Powell 

W H Muston * 

John S Howell 

FH Orr 

W R Aycock 

E P Johnson 

H J Thomason 

J Brumlow 

J H Tubba 

•John Yafes 

H B Irwin 

W H Gordon 

GW Jackson 

J H Butler 

WH H Thompson 

R H Gibson 

G W Hargett. 

if A McClelland 

M H Crow 

M A Masterson 

W J Bankenship 

S R Lawrence 

Frank CJrter 

R L Bond 

M C Bragg 

J W Tyler 

G W Russell 

FGreenhill 

J C Allison 

H E Weatberwax 

J E Roan 

J A Moore 

J L Wright 

J -N Jackson 

BGillintine 



CLERK'S 
POST OFFICE 



Hartselle 76 

Town Creek 43 

Crow 32 

Priceville 13 

Decatur 116 

Center Grove 23 

Waco 30 

Florette 46 

Danville 64 

Decatur 36 

Jesseton 141 

Rasham 37 

Falkville 60 

Rock wood 26 

Hartselle 79 

Hatton 49 

Hillsboro 74 

Danville 88 

Hillsboro 57 

Hartselle 50 

Falkville 84 

Flint 42 

Ora 85 

Courtland 13 

Moult an 44 

New Decatur 19 

Mt. Hope ! 48 

Edmund i 48 

Hartselle 74 

Massey 72 

Hargett's Mills 75 

Flini 88 

Courtland 61 

Landersville 30 

Somerville 53 

Somerville 30 

New Decatur 72 

Hatton 125 

Moultun 86 

Mount'n Home 21 

Simpson 91 1 

Russellville 89 14 

Lawrence Cove 68 2 

Moulton 50 

Somerville 29 2 

Neel 63 6 

Somerville 37 2 

Mt. Lope 164 19 

Trinity 50 1 

2940 125 



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Superintendent's name and 
Post Office. 



75 



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J A Muzzey, Hartselle 
J B Slaton, Town Creek 

Sunday school; no report 

John A Thomason, Decatur Every S 

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One last year ; no report 

> Lipham, Danville 
Sunday school; no report 

{ DF Green, Falkyille jw, 
( Sunday school ; no report 



A W Bailey, Hillsboro 
J L Gibson, Hartselle 
W H Junkino, Falkville 
W M Brothers, Flint 
T N Vinson, Newburg 

T J Ainswortb 

W H Gordon, New Decatur 

F T Campbell, Edmood 



John W Gibson, Flint 



70 

60 



26 



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15 G W Berry, Somerville 
75 J C Lance, New Decatur 
80 J T Pearson, Wrenn 



N C Greenhill, Russellville 
J P Henderson 

Sunday school; no report 
W R Frazier, Trinity 



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